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Dodgers rebound from 13-0 loss with 9-4 win over Cubs

CHICAGO — James Outman and Max Muncy every homered twice because the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Saturday.

Muncy hit a two-run homer within the seventh in opposition to Mark Leiter Jr. and a solo drive within the ninth off Brad Boxberger, tying the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso for the most important league lead with 10 residence runs. Muncy has homered 9 occasions within the final 12 video games.

“Every guy is important, but Max is always in the middle of things, so when he is going well it seems like we put up good numbers,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned.

Outman was 4 for five with 4 RBIs, hitting a solo shot within the second off Hayden Wesneski (1-1) and a two-run homer within the ninth in opposition to Boxberger. Outman leads rookies with a .314 batting common, seven homers and 19 RBIs and 1.121 OPS.

“James has carried us a lot. He’s gotten some big hits obviously. It’s just an opportunity that presented itself essentially the last couple of days of spring training and he’s taken advantage of it, earning more opportunities,” Roberts mentioned.

Los Angeles rebounded from a 13-0 loss Friday.

PHOTOS: Dodgers rebound from 13-0 loss with 9-4 win over Cubs

Nico Hoerner hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who misplaced only for the second time in seven video games. Hoerner has homered in consecutive video games.

One day after Drew Smyly took an ideal sport into the eighth inning, Wesneski confronted a no-out bases-loaded jam within the first inning. Mookie Betts singled, Freddie Freeman doubled and Muncy walked because the Dodgers matched the variety of base runners they’d Friday.

Wesneski was capable of get J.D. Martinez to hit a pointy grounder to second, and Hoerner turned a double play as Betts scored. Jason Heyward hit a warning-track flyout.

Dodgers starter Dustin May discovered himself in the identical predicament as Wesneski within the first inning with bases loaded and no outs. Hoerner, who led off with a single, got here round to attain on Seiya Suzuki’s fielder’s selection. May ended the primary inning by getting Cody Bellinger wanting and Patrick Wisdom to come out.

May (2-1) settled down after a rocky first to pitch 5 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs and two hits with six strikeouts and pitched round three walks.

Outman led off the second inning with a house run into the right-field basket.

“The more reps you get, the more comfortable you feel for sure,” Outman mentioned. “I don’t know why it is but I think it is the clubhouse, the guys are great, so that’s obviously it.”

Martinez doubled and scored on Outman’s single within the fourth for a 3-1 lead.

“He’s smart and he is always talking about what pitchers are doing,” Muncy mentioned. “For a guy that doesn’t have a lot of experience with a lot of these pitchers, it’s really impressive for him to be so open to what we talked to him about.”

Eric Hosmer hit an RBI double within the fourth.

Pinch-hitter Miguel Vargas added an RBI single off Michael Rucker within the sixth for a 4-2 lead.

Wesneski (1-1) lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on 5 hits.


Muncy‘s recent offensive surge has been a team effort. Roberts credits Muncy and the hitting staff for making the proper adjustments in the batter box. “I give him and a lot of the hitting guys a lot of credit, kind of detecting something and making a change, and obviously Max is got to buy into it. Once he sort of did that step-back move it’s been a special season for him. It’s one thing he’s dedicated to and clearly, it’s good if you get outcomes. He’s simply taking actually good at-bats.”


Dodgers C Will Smith shouldn’t be anticipated to return to the lineup via the top of the journey, which ends Thursday in Pittsburgh. He’s missed 9 straight video games with a concussion. “We’re obviously being very cautious,” Roberts mentioned. ”There goes to be a ramp-up (in testing). Until he does that and passes these exams he’s not going to be in a Major League sport.”

Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (proper shoulder pressure) was scheduled to pitch three innings in an prolonged spring coaching sport and RHP Codi Heuer (Tommy John restoration) was additionally scheduled to throw one inning of a simulated sport Saturday sport.


The Dodgers are 1-5 in day video games. Last season, they had been 31-14.


Los Angeles recalled LHP Victor González from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated Jake Reed for task, a day after he allowed six runs and 5 hits whereas getting two outs in his season debut. González was 1-0 with 1.29 ERA in six video games for Oklahoma City.


Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-1) is scheduled to begin the collection finale Sunday. RHP Marcus Stroman (2-1) is to begin for Chicago.

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